Acad fetes Almodovar

AMPAS hosts an intimate evening in London

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feted filmmaker Pedro Almodovar with a retrospective Thursday night at the Curzon Soho in London.

Festivities were hosted by British educationalist and TV presenter Christopher Frayling and included a confab with Almodovar and his friends, colleagues and family members.

Almodovar, a significant figure in “La movida madrilena,” the pop culture movement of late 1970s and early 1980s Madrid, jump-started his filmmaking career with “Pepi, Luci, Bom,” in 1980. International buzz came with 1988’s “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” which was nominated for a best foreign language Academy Award.

Accolades for “All About My Mother,” “Volver” and, most recently, “The Skin I Live In” have further cemented the auteur as an international cinematic fixture.

Guests included Agustin Almodovar, Stephen Frears and Sally Potter.

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